“In Begley’s lyrics, understatement opens the door to understanding. The careful spaces in the music deliver as much meaning as her emotive voice. Powerful, tender, wry, fragile; she shared her stories and her heart. I remarked to a friend “It felt like she was in my loungeroom and we were having a close conversation.” She replied, “It felt like she was in my soul.” – Fran Robertson
Homage to her home suburb
1 Apr 2013
A STROLL through her ‘‘unpretentious’’ neighbourhood inspired Helen Begley to write an entire album about Brunswick West. That initial ‘‘haiku walk’’ resulted in the first song on her album and prompted her to delve deeper into the place she had...read more...
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